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Flickering Lights – Should You Be Worried?

Flickering lightsFlickering lights in your home electrics may not be a cause for concern, but if you see an unsteady light source presenting itself time and time again, it’s essential that contact a trusted electrician and have the source of the problem assessed.

While there are many reasons that a light might flicker, some are not as serious as others. For example, remember the last time there was a power outage and the lights dimmed then shut down? Obviously, there was a more serious concern down the line that affected your home, and that was exterior to your house, but what if it’s happening independently of a local power outage? Why do your lights flicker?

In order to find out a little more about your flickering lights, take down a few notes to show your electrician. It will help if you can demonstrate any pattern of flickering. Note down the following:

Under what circumstances do your lights flicker?

Make a note of when your appliances are turned on, especially air conditioners or heaters. If your lights flicker during use, it’s important to know. However, if they flicker regardless of which appliances are on, the problem points to an alternative source.

Which lights are affected?

Are you seeing a single light affected or do a set of lights flicker at once?  Once you’ve determined which lights are affected, the problem can be localised.

Is the flickering a common occurrence?

How often is the flickering occurring? For example, once a day, occasionally through the day or week, once ever now and then… any information you can come up with will help you to put together a great picture for your electrician, saving you both time and effort in the long run.

Safe and Sure electricians are your first choice for quality electrical services in the Brisbane area and beyond. We’re recognised providers of caring and thorough work, while we strive to compete and bring you the best in the business.

For more information, or to arrange your obligation free quote with a member of our trusted team, please call Safe & Sure Electricians in Brisbane today. 

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